Classics offers the kind of broadly based, rigorous training that can help graduates succeed in a number of different careers. Classics majors have recently served as Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense, run the CIA, founded cable television networks and software companies and worked as senior correspondents for ABC News.
Recent Temple Classics majors have gone on to law school, veterinary school, graduate school, business careers, and school teaching. One of them finished Penn law School and is now working for Senator Toomer.
By drawing upon the varied aspects of their undergraduate experience in Classics, students have developed a skill with language that helps their written and oral expression, and have acquired an ability to pick up the skills needed for a particular task, a breadth of understanding that goes beyond narrow specializing, a curiosity that suggests the questions which critique basic assumptions.
Actual career news of recent graduates:
While continuing his studies in Greek philosophy in a MA program at Boston College, Colin Smith is screening the documentary movie he wrote and produced, Resurrect Dead.
Lyndy Danvers continues to teach at Seton Hall University. She is now officially ABD at Rutgers, and will deliver a paper on a pseudoepigraphic text from Spain at the October CAAS.
Krystal McGinnis continues to work for the IRS. She is taking business courses at a local college and studying for the GRE. She expects to enter a Master's in Historic Preservation program at Delaware State in the spring.
Joseph Zehner is in his second year of the master's program at Texas Tech. He went on his first archaeological dig this summer at Binchester near Durham, England--a Roman fort. This fall he will be teaching Greek 1 and Classical Mythology while taking Greek Lyric Poetry, Plato on Poetry, and Latin composition.
Gabby Country finished her library degree at Drexel and obtained a very good job in Virginia.
Lizzie Szylejko has landed a job teaching Latin at Central High School.
Libby Torreson continues her advanced degree work in Classics at the University of Minnesota.
Shannon Baxter has finished her nursing degree and is employed at Paoli Hospital in oncology and telemetry.
Nicole De Jessa is enrolled in the Classics Post-Baccalaureate Program at Penn
Tom Goodman is studying at Temple Law School.
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